Big blade find today

Discussion in 'Artifacts, Knappings & Other Treasures' started by tkazzz, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. tkazzz

    tkazzz Member

    It's been slow, we need a good rain. Pulled this big blade out of a creek today with the boy and the heat treated blade 2 weeks ago off the river bluff. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
  2. Big L

    Big L Trapper Groupie

    Aug 8, 2008
    Bonne Terre

  3. fishshooter

    fishshooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Nice finds
  4. tkazzz

    tkazzz Member

    That thur be sum the purdist heat treated worked flint I have found.
  5. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    Sort of green to this topic but how do you know when a find is heat treated?
    ........and what is meant by being heat treated?
  6. BrewMo

    BrewMo Member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Jeff Co.
    Nice finds and what's smileDo you have a picture of the other side of the broken piece?
  7. tkazzz

    tkazzz Member

    Neither are broken. I just took pics of the better sides
  8. BrewMo

    BrewMo Member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Jeff Co.
    My bad, the cooked piece appeared to be broken on the right side. The flaking is interesting and I was just trying to get a better idea of what they were doing with it.
  9. tkazzz

    tkazzz Member

    It is a unique blade. I found it about 30 yards from the river on a little flat that Sat just above a creek that emptied in the river. The edge is near razor sharp. Considering placement and size/shape of the edge I assume it would have been used to clean fish.

  10. venatic

    venatic ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    Nice finds!
  11. BrewMo

    BrewMo Member

    Sep 25, 2012
    Jeff Co.
    Thanks for sharing those, The other side looks to have some pressure flaking.interesting piece , thanks you tkazzz, I'm still learning and this stiff helps
  12. MOFish20

    MOFish20 Senior Member

    Oct 12, 2010
    I could be wrong but my neighbor told me the pink ones are heat treated, if I am not mistaken, when we found some chert and busted up pieces around the neighborhood. I believe heating made/makes it chip easier.